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Walmart ends car seat recycling program 9 days ahead of schedule, states the report | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio

Walmart reportedly stopped its first car seat recycling program nine days early. The program started on Monday and should run until the 30th of September. Customers who brought their car seats received $ 30 gift card for baby items. USA TODAY reports that Walmart has received so much feedback that Saturday, September 21, will be the last day. "Due to …

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California's largest recycling business closed, 750 dismissed

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – California's largest recycling recovery center operator closed Monday and fired 750 people. RePlanet shut down all 284 centers, and company president David Lawrence said the decision was well founded According to the San Jose Mercury News, operating costs and prices for recycled aluminum and PET plastic increased. The move took place three years after RePlanet …

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Researchers are developing plastics that they call the "holy grail" of recycling

The Department of Energy scientists announced this week that they have designed a plastic that can be recycled over and over again. Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory wrote in Nature Chemistry that they had redesigned plastic, called polydiketoenamine or PDK, which can be dissected down to the molecular level and repeatedly put into different shapes, textures or colors. …

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China's recycling ban has sent America's plastic to Malaysia. Now they do not want it

They were arrested during a government crackdown on unlicensed plastic recycling companies as the country sought to stem a growing illegal industry. "It's illegal," said Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's Minister of Energy, Science, Technology and Environment, and Climate Change, who participated in the raid and invited journalists to watch. "It's against the Environmental Quality Act because there are no licenses …

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Coca-Cola promised to improve recycling. Here's how to deliver it

The company has committed to produce bottles and cans of at least 50% recycled material over the next eleven years. Coca-Cola ( KO ) must be able to capture recycled material and make new packaging from it. It's a big deal According to a new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which works with companies on waste prevention, the company …

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See SpaceX push the limits of rocket recycling again

An illustration of the SSO-A payload in space. Spaceflight Industries SpaceX pioneered the landing and reuse of commercial rockets (19459005) that could send spacecraft into orbit, but the company has never used the same rocket stage more than twice. That should change on Wednesday. Elon Musk's vision of a cheaper and faster launch into orbit is raised to a higher …

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Tesla recycling machine catches fire in Fremont factory

The fire did not affect vehicle production, a Tesla representative said. Tesla A cardboard baler – compressing the carton to make it easier to store and recycle – was set on fire Thursday in front of Tesla's factory in Fremont, California. On Friday, the Fremont Fire Department on Twitter said that the cardboard baler caught fire after overheating. The department …

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ban plastic bag? U. N. tries to reduce pollution because recycling is not enough

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) – Less than a tenth of all the plastics ever produced have been recycled, and governments should consider using disposable bags or containers to reduce pollution, UN report said on Tuesday, UN World Environment Day. The study, which was billed as the most comprehensive review of government measures to contain disposable plastics, said that up …

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